Thursday, March 15, 2012
Hi all :o) SP here today, and so happy to be bloggin’ with ya! The purpose of my drop-by?! …it’s time for our project SCRAP 2012 CHECK-IN! So, how are you guys doing with project SCRAP 2012 so far?! I will admit that as your ‘fearless leader’ – I’m not going to be the best example today, lol! I really can’t even explain how incredibly busy the past month has been for us…and as a result – I just could not get my pages finished in time for this post :o( I am so sad about that…it’s the first time since we started this super FUN project – but, ‘it is what it is’, lol! I tried, I really tried :o) However, in a way – I think it is OK…it just let you guys know that it happens every now and then…BUT – it is no reason to stop the project! I will still get my pages done SOON…and will share them with you on the next check-in, PROMISE :o) I won’t let this deter me…and hopefully – I won’t have to postpone pages anymore this year! I think we ALL have certain times of the year that are busier than others…and sometimes – we just have to work around that and do the best we can, right? So…if you get behind (like me, lol) – please do NOT get discouraged…just get back to scrapping when you can and all will be FINE! That’s one thing I LOVE about a year-long scrapping project…you do have a little bit of flexibility :o) But…one word of caution – DO NOT LET YOURSELF GET TOO FAR BEHIND! I would say three months might be the limit? I think any more than might be difficult to overcome? Hey, we’re all different though…so you might be someone who could make up for 10 skipped months (assuming you were still taking plenty of photos during those months). I know I couldn’t, lol…so I have to make sure I pick back up with my scrapping SOON! Alright…so I really do apologize for not having my own pages to share with you this time…
As a result, I really had to rely on the project SCRAP 2012 GALLERY - and our scrappers certainly did NOT disappoint :o) THANKS for the great inspiration, girls – it is much needed this month (for me…and others, too – I’m sure, lol)! I really LOVE what everyone did with these FEBRUARY templates! They were so cool to begin with…and to see them ‘brought to life’ with all of the amazing photos and ‘scrapping stuff’ – just fabulous!
So, we’ll start with these gorgeous layouts by jessg26 ! They just MELTED me :o) Absolutely adore her choice of papers (that color combo is perfection)…and how she split the main photo into two! It’s so important to remember that the templates are just a starting point…and you can ‘customize’ however you need or like! This is a great example of that! All of the photos here are just toooooo cute as well :o) Definitely some new fave pages for me :o) As always, thanks so much for sharing with us, jessg26!
Next, we have Kylie’s HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY pages…you seriously cannot look at that main photo without SMILING :o) Well, at least I know I can’t, lol! So much beautiful color…and gorgeous, bright and cheery photos! Can I just say that Kylie’s ADORABLE nieces are growing up so fast?! I didn’t think it was possible…but seriously, they are just getting cuter by the minute :o) I’m always amazed at how she is able to capture their love and relationship in pictures :o) Great job, as always, Kylie – thanks!
Moving on to Kim’s fabulous February :o) The first thing that grabbed me was the gorgeous color combos here (she did a great job of recoloring items, too!). But, that was quickly followed by smiling at all of the great pics! The family photo is so sweet and special…but just look at those happy kid faces, too?! he he – talk about HAPPY PAGES?! Super cute how she added a journaling paper on the second page…and I think the mix of patterned papers is genius :o) I just keep looking at these layouts…and find something new each time, lol! Thanks bunches, Kim :o)
Another fave set of pages from the gallery – Amber’s amazing February spread! I LOVE all of the green mixed with the heart paper…with the addition of the ‘extra’ colors – fabulous! But, seriously – that main photo of the little guy sleeping…WITH PENNIES on his FACE?! LOL…you just WANT to read on to find the ‘story’ behind it, lol! And…the family photos and baby face pic? PRECIOUS! I also enjoyed the ‘tweaking’ that Amber did with her second page…it totally WORKS here – and was a brilliant idea :o) Thanks for the great inspiration, Amber!
And, finally – we have Rosy’s super cool layouts :o) She also edited the main template by adding two photo spots…and I’m so happy she did! I wouldn’t have wanted to miss either of those pics! Totally ‘cheesin’ over the lollipop photo though….how CUTE is that?! The snowman is awesome, too – and the closeups of cookies, treats and shoes/pants – LOOOOOVE! They really help to illustrate the ‘story’ and journaling (note to self: more closeups, lol)! Looks like a super fun February – thanks for sharing it with us, Rosy :o)
OK, so that is it for our check-in :o) Again – I hope that you are still scrapping right along…I’ll be checking in again before long…and WILL be up-to-date :o) So, stick with me…and HAVE FUN with it! Just remember…even if you are too busy to scrap at the moment…you MUST at least take photos (even if you don’t download them immediately) :o) You can’t scrap without ‘em, lolol!
Oh, don’t forget to post YOUR project SCRAP 2012 pages in our special GALLERY :o) We ALL love to browse the pages to get inspiration for our own layouts! Especially during those times when we are not feeling so creative, lol!
I’m back to work on the new kit…which is coming right along :o) So…you won’t hear from me much as all of my ‘free time’ (ha ha ha) is going towards that right now – YAY :o) Thanks again for the patience! Hope you all have a great day/night…and a very, super BLESSED and HAPPY weekend! XOXO – SP